Texas surpasses 13K virus deaths; hospitalizations fall
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has surpassed 13,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths as hospitalizations continue falling to the lowest levels since June.
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State health officials Thursday reported nearly 3,900 new cases and 221 additional deaths blamed on COVID-19, the illness the coronavirus causes.
Hospitalized patients were just over 4,000.
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Republican Gov. Greg Abbott hinted this week that looser restrictions may be coming as trends improve.